Imolede Chemicals FZE, a Nigerian-based Pan-African compound fertiliser producer, and Nectar Group have announced a strategic partnership for the provision of holistic logistics solutions for Imolede’s operations.
Imolede is developing a plant in Lagos, Nigeria that will produce steam-granulated single granule NPK fertiliser, meeting international standards and local requirements. The plant will have an initial capacity of 200,000MT per annum and operations are expected to commence Q4 2021.
As part of this partnerhship, Nectar will work with Imolede to:
- Determine and develop the logistics requirements of the plant;
- Design and lead the sourcing of quayside, handling and other equipment for the plant;
- Provide operations and maintenance as the O&M contractor for the plant on the basis of a separate O&M contract to be agreed between the parties
Additionally, Nectar is also exploring an equity injection as part of Imolede’s Series – A financing round expected to commence Q1 2021.
Reacting to this news, Alex Benedetti, Imolede Director, noted: “We are excited to formalise this partnership with Nectar Group regarding the realisation of the Imolede project. Nectar’s professionalism, world-class work standards and international experience strongly resonates with us and will be critical to Imolede’s success”.
Nectar Group operates and manages a number of Bulk Terminals around the globe as well as offering a range of value-added solutions for handling bulk cargoes. The Group handles over 10 million tonnes of cargo each year and now employs over 400 people in locations all around the world. Working with Imolede hand in hand to develop a new plant in Lagos allows the Group to provide new facilities in a strategic location.
“Our two teams have done an outstanding job in just a few months developing the terminal concepts and designs, combining Nectar Group’s operation and cargo equipment handling know-how with Imolede’s granulation expertise and knowledge” noted Guy Wilkes, Nectar Group Director.
Nectar is very pleased to be working with Imolede whose professional approach and focus on delivering high quality solutions matches Nectar’s own approach to doing business. The Group is very excited to have signed this partnership with Imolede for this new project which will significantly strengthen Nectar Group’s presence in West Africa in the future.
Imolede is a Pan African fertiliser company, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Our ambition is to bring a new dawn for Harvest. Operations are expected to fully commence in 2021. More information on http://www.imolede.com/.